With the rapidly changing situation in the COVID-19 situation, we have taken the decision to postpone the workshop on the ‘Future of the Coach in London’ on 30 March 2020 until later in the year, once the situation becomes clearer. This decision was not taken lightly, as we recognise that this is a time that the coach operator needs as much assistance as possible. However, it was thought unwise to go ahead with an event that will bring individuals into close contact with one another.
As a result of COVID-19, the Government have announced that the London Mayoral Election and that of the London Assembly have been postponed one year and will now take place in May 2021. Other local elections in England have also been postponed until next year. This means that the current Mayor, Sadiq Khan, will serve … Continue reading “London Mayoral Election Postponed”
At the London Tourist Coach Operators Association / Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport workshop on Operating Coaches in London in September 2019, Mark Anderson, MD of Anderson Travel presented the view from the industry. He concluded with an action plan for all those involved with the industry (i.e. both operators and stakeholders). Effective communication … Continue reading “The ‘Anderson’ Plan to improve Coach Operation in London launched”
TfL have introduced reduced speed limits across 8.9km of London roads within the Congestion Charging Zone from Monday 2 March 2020. This is a significant move to reduce road danger across the capital. The new 20mph speed limits will be enforced across all TfL roads within the Congestion Charging Zone and are supported by new … Continue reading “New 20 mph speed limits on all TfL roads in central London”
Vehicles that are more than two metres wide or two metres high, or goods vehicles weighing more than two tonnes have been banned from the Rotherhithe Tunnel since September 2018. Since February, enforcement of the weight restriction has been carried out by cameras and people driving prohibited vehicles through the tunnel have been fined up … Continue reading “Stricter Enforcement of Rotherhithe Tunnel’s Safety Restrictions”
Broad Sanctuary (the road that leads from Victoria Street to Parliament Square, by Westminster Abbey) will be closed eastbound from 1 to 23 April 2020. For coaches travelling towards Whitehall, turn right at Great Smith Street, ahead Marsham Street, left into Horseferry Road, then Millbank, ahead into Abingdon Street to Parliament Square.
Until the end of October 2020, London Bridge is closed in both directions to all traffic except coaches and buses, licensed taxis, motorcyclists and cyclists. However, the journey over the bridge may take longer than normal.